4 gb of ram enough?

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#1 Posted by DISABLED_K3Y (54 posts) -

is 4 GB of ram enough to run a average gaming computer

is this alright?

OCZ 2GB kit 2x1GB DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 X2

#2 Posted by Daytona_178 (14962 posts) -

is 4 GB of ram enough to run a average gaming computer

is this alright?

OCZ 2GB kit 2x1GB DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 X2

DISABLED_K3Y

2GB's is enough for nearly every game currently out!

4GB's is the maximum you need by far.

#3 Posted by DISABLED_K3Y (54 posts) -

ok

thank you

#4 Posted by Daytona_178 (14962 posts) -

ok

thank you

DISABLED_K3Y

No problem :)

#5 Posted by imprezawrx500 (19187 posts) -
2gb is more than enough for a highend gaming rig, 4gb is overkill
#6 Posted by bradleybradley (287 posts) -

Most games run in 32 bit mode, which means they can only access around 3 gigs of ram so 4 is about as much as possibly needed.(at the moment in gaming).

#7 Posted by superkoolstud (2800 posts) -
2GB is plenty, although I will say having 4GB does help.
#8 Posted by DJ8WORK (2675 posts) -
the only game ive play where 4GB ram works is crysis, it helps with some stuttering, other than that it only helps with the speed games loads up and exit. For example, it used to take a while for battlefield 2142 to shut down, now it takes seconds! i dont regret having 4GB and its future proof unless you have DD2 and by the time games use all 4GB DDR3 is the standard!
#9 Posted by _RA0_ (855 posts) -

...... and its future proof unless you have DD2 and by the time games use all 4GB DDR3 is the standard!DJ8WORK

lol that's going to take a while.

#10 Posted by WDT-BlackKat (1779 posts) -

4 GB is both the required maximum and minimum. Just buy two 2GB sticks. As more and more games with large levels where texture loading take up lots of resources it becomes very useful. Even older games like BF2 (particularly PR mod with it's huge maps) really benefit from the extra RAM. Keeping games from using your swap file will save you loads of performance issues.

You also don't want to have to worry about such things as multitasking slowing you down. You should be able to be running a RAM intensive FPS, 3 browser windows, countless little things, Steam, Ventrilo, and a VPN to your work desktop in the office all at the same time.